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So What Do You Really Do? A podcast hosted by Deadair Dennis Maler talking with comedians, artists, and entertainers about their day jobs. Deadair Dennis is a comedian, a radio vet, and entertainer who has held many terrible day jobs while trying to achieve his goal of paying his rent from performing. Over the years he has worked in construction, restaurants, sales, radio, and soul-sucking, florescent lit offices. Luckily over the years he has met a staggering amount of other artists who have amazing interesting careers while still working at night to make it as an actor, comedian, musician, artists, etc. Sit down with him as chats with some of these amazingly talented artists.

So What Do You Really Do‪?‬ Deadair Dennis Maler

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

So What Do You Really Do? A podcast hosted by Deadair Dennis Maler talking with comedians, artists, and entertainers about their day jobs. Deadair Dennis is a comedian, a radio vet, and entertainer who has held many terrible day jobs while trying to achieve his goal of paying his rent from performing. Over the years he has worked in construction, restaurants, sales, radio, and soul-sucking, florescent lit offices. Luckily over the years he has met a staggering amount of other artists who have amazing interesting careers while still working at night to make it as an actor, comedian, musician, artists, etc. Sit down with him as chats with some of these amazingly talented artists.

    Clown, Juggler, & Father Bryan “Dangerous” Fulton

    Clown, Juggler, & Father Bryan “Dangerous” Fulton

    Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast is former circus clown, current comedy juggler, and father Bryan Fulton, known on stage as Bryan Dangerous.







    I went to a magnet high school dedicated to the arts; Visual art, Dance, Music, Chorus, and Theatre. The year I started, 1996, was the first year of the program. I went there because I lived across the street. I wanted to be in the theatre program. I participated but was never part of the magnet program. Everything I am and what I’ve done for the past 20+ years is because of my time in the theatre at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts.







    Someone else who wanted to be in the program, but couldn’t, and is where he is today because of the theatre program and our teacher Ms. Pow, is my guest today Bryan Fulton. Had our theatre literally never given him the brochure for Clown College (yes, it’s a real thing), his life would be drastically different. Bryan and I go over how he got into Clow College, what life was like being part of a traveling circus, how he transitioned into being a solo performer without the power of one of the largest entertainment companies behind him, and the anxiety associated with taking off the facepaint and facing the crowd as you and no longer a clown.







    This episode is brought to you by Word of the Day with Comedians, a new short-form audio and video podcast available on YouTube, iTunes, & Spotify. It’s the funniest way to expand your vocabulary.







    Music in this episode was provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Circus Performer & Radio Announcer Jack Lepiarz/Jacques Ze Whipper

    Circus Performer & Radio Announcer Jack Lepiarz/Jacques Ze Whipper

    Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast is circus performer and on-air announcer, Jack Lepiarz aka Jazques Ze Whipper. I actually discovered him through Instagram reels. It just popped up randomly in my feed and it turns out he’s a smart, funny, and talented performer.







    We talk about his success on social media, and what it was like growing up in the circus, performing at Renaissance fairs, on street corners, and across the country. We talk a lot about how similar what he does is to what I do as a comedian, how we got started, the similarities the differences, and how The Offspring inspired both of us to be where we are today.







    See him at a Renn Fair near you, and if he isn’t performing, ask for him.







    Here are some of the links to the people we talked about in this episode:Brian BrushwoodMark the Knife FajeAaron BonkAdam CrackLeah Orleans







    This episode is brought to you by Word of the Day with Comedians, a new short-form audio and video podcast available on YouTube, iTunes, & Spotify. It’s the funniest way to expand your vocabulary.







    Music in this episode was provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Cruise Ship Comedian Scott Henry

    Cruise Ship Comedian Scott Henry

    Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast today is comedian Scott Henry. Scott and I met through Clubhouse, which makes him another new pandemic friend. In addition to being a touring comedian, he performs regulary on cruise ships. I’m fascinated by that industry and how it operates. In addition to that, we talked about life before and after COVID, his entry into comedy, and the new comedy business venture The Big Comedy Network.







    Scott’s career as a stand-up comedian and actor was launched at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Following the festival, he had three consecutive talent holding deals – two with ABC and one with UPN. Scott has appeared on “The King Of Queens,” “Chelsea Lately,” as well as in specials for Comedy Central. Appeared in the movie“Paul Blart Mall Cop 2.” He has also been to over 50 countries entertaining U.S. troops, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Scott has also voiced more than 100 commercials for companies such as Toyota, Netflix, and Coors. And can now be heard as the narrator on a new show for the Travel Channel called “1000 Ultimate Experiences.” He is also a top corporate host and has recently completed emcee-ing the grand openings of Microsoft stores around the country.







    This episode is brought to you by Word of the Day with Comedians, a new short-form audio and video podcast available on YouTube, iTunes, & Spotify. It’s the funniest way to expand your vocabulary.







    Music in this episode was provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Phillip Wilburn

    Phillip Wilburn

    Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast today is Phillip Wilburn. Phillip and I are virtual pandemic friends. He and I met through Clubhouse where he co-hosts the hilariously fun game show, PTR the Game Show.







    Originally from Texas, Phillip Wilburn is known for his ability to imitate almost any voice, from Tom Cruise to George W. Bush, and everyone in between. The LA Times said Phillip’s George W. Bush is “played to squinty-eyed perfection.” He produces and stars in viral videos that have been featured on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann , Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, ShowBiz Today, and Funny or Die. His TV credits include How I Met Your Mother, The Middle, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Cordon, and CONAN. 







    This episode is brought to you by Word of the Day with Comedians, a new short-form audio and video podcast available on YouTube, iTunes, & Spotify. It’s the funniest way to expand your vocabulary.







    Music in this episode was provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Lewis Black

    Lewis Black

    See Lewis Black March 11th in Boston







    Thank you so much for downloading this episode of So What Do You Really Do? The podcast where I speak to artists and entertainers about their day jobs and on the podcast today is from The Daily Show, comedian, satirist, actor, playwright, and really nice guy, Lewis Black. He could not have been nicer in our interview. This is another interview that came up about because of my work with DigBoston.







    If you’re in the New England area, get tickets to see him on March, 11th at the Emerson Colonial Theater or see him on his Off the Rails tour in a city near you.







    This episode is brought to you by Word of the Day with Comedians, a new short-form audio and video podcast available on YouTube, iTunes, & Spotify. It’s the funniest way to expand your vocabulary.







    Lewis and I talked about the war in Ukraine and his Jewish/Russian family heritage, his writing process, how the producers of The Daily Show didn’t think he was funny, his work as the new chairman of the board of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, our mutual love for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez, and more.







    This conversation came about from an interview in DigBoston.







    Click here for a full transcript of this conversation.







    Music in this episode was provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 34 min
    Jim Jefferies

    Jim Jefferies

    On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with an international comedian and actor Jim Jefferies. He talked about his former TV shows, Legit and The Jim Jefferies Show, surviving COVID-19 with a sick baby, American and Australian comedians, his 2 sons, fans, and more.







    He’s embarking on his first comedy tour since the pandemic hit. The Moist Tour comes to the Boch Center Wang Theatre here in Boston Saturday, February 26th. Tickets are available now at BochCenter.org. For those not in New England, see him coming to a city near you at JimJefferies.com.







    This conversation came about from an interview in DigBoston.







    Click here for a full transcript of this conversation.







    Music in this episode was provided by my good friends Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Javahodown ,

Dew the 'do'!

This is a very interesting and compelling podcast. Deadair Dennis does a good job of interviewing interesting comedians about their day jobs. Worth a listen, especially the Kaitlin Bailey episode. She's great!

Ledliker ,

Good stuff

Loving the show. Good stories from interesting people. Keep it up.

CardCheat ,

Fascinating Real Life look at Comedians Survival Jobs

Great idea for a show. Well executed and a fascinating topic and insight into the things creative people do to pay the bills.

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